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raise tax rates. and, california and several to the states, the top rate is approaching 50%, effectively with a 50% top rate. and, business has as much incentive to fire somebody, to lower costs, as to hire somebody to increase revenues. >> lou: we have a contemporaneous pareexperiment g on, in california bringing tax levels above 50%, the nation, right now, getting ready to move higher are we going to see california behave that's cas th in the coal mine, if you will when it comes to economic growth and the ability to support an ever-growing government. >> yes, people are fleeing california. california is a microcosm of what happens to countries that raise their tax rates. entrepreneurs flee and welfare recipients pour in and you get an unsustainable state of affairs, and that is california. unsustainable and meanwhile they are destroying silicon valley, which has been america's greatest asset. a source of all of our technology and our military power and potential for growth and we are sickling it over with a cast of green goo and everybody is angling for green subsidies and that is a tr
tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair will now recognizes the gentleman from california, for five minutes. mr. garamendi: i thank you, mr. speaker. i join my colleagues here in congress from both sides of the aisle to call for the end to the war in afghanistan. after more than a decade of war, with now more than ,000 lives lost, and hundreds of millions of american tax dollars spent, it's time for our troops to come home to their families. i represent the military communities of travis air force base and come january i will represent the community of beale air force base as well. i can tell you from firsthand experience that the men and women who serve in our nation's military and their families are america's finest. they are not afraid of sacrifice . they joined the armed forces because they love our country and they are willing to give everything to keep our nation safe. but their sacrifice must be for a reason. if we are going to ask them to risk life and limb on the other side of the world, it must be for a mission that is vital to our nation's security. we can no longer say t
in santa barbara, california. caller: hello. good morning. i guess my comment is, and kind of glad that the spectacle of elections are over. and maybe we can start to focus on some of the serious issues that still remain. i notice you just made a comment that reid had put out an olive branch to john boehner and mitch mcconnell. i am hoping that at some point in the future that may be c-span can run some segments on the article 5 convention. i really think that we needed to a convention of state delegates to deliberate over certain issues that none of the candidates talked about. i am very concerned about proprietary source codes and electronic voting machines. i am concerned about voter fraud, i am concerned about corporate control of what makes it out of a committee to the floor for a vote and what does not. my comment is, am glad the elections are over. i hope it can start to address some serious issues. host: that is john in santa barbara. usa today lead editorial -- voters can obama a subdued second term mandate. barack obama is election in 2008 made history purity become the f
by fema and insurance companies. wolf. >> thank you. >>> come ing up we told you abo a town in california mired in corruption charges that left taxpayers outraged. it's where a former police chief fa nagled a salary for himself of nearly half a million dollars. you won't believe what he's doing now. he wants more money from the city. we're keeping them honest next. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well, we have something. show her, tom. huh? you should see november! oh, yeah
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companies. wolf. >> thank you. >>> coming up we told you about a town in california mired in corruption charges that left taxpayers outraged. a town where the former police chief finagled a salary for himself of nearly half a million dollars. you won't believe what he's doing now. he wants more money from the city. we're keeping them honest next. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others, it's all they can afford. every day nearly nine million older americans don't have enough to eat. anything else? no, not today. join me, aarp, and aarp foundation in the drive to end hunger by visiting drivetoendhunger.org. what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> a stunning twist in the casey anthony case. what investigators reportedly missed when they searched her computer. could it have changed the outcome of her murder trial? that's just ahead on "360." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relie
of the time. >> california's governor called it quackery because he is and he helped ban it which it should be. now the crackdown may go nationwide. yesterday, california congresswoman jackie spear announced a nonbinding resolution to encourage each state to make the same move that california did. it's called the shock revolution. shock is for stop harming our kids. some kids explain what the therapy did to them. >> i am telling my story now in hopes that others will speak out to put an end to this sham. the ex-gay industry did nothing but provide me and my family with false lies mass ka raiding as science. >> representative jackie spear joins me now live from capitol hill. congresswoman, thank you so much for joining us. my first question to you, why not just introduce legislation to ban it? why the nonbinding resolution? >> it is a state function to regulate professions, so it is incumbent on the states to look at the scope of practice within professions and determine whether certain practices are appropriate or not. the american psychological association and the american psychiatric associa
. this will just linger and were with it continue to bring moisture along the northwest to northern california. this system will not only last today but through the weekend. you can already see some of that moisture making its way onshore. the worst of the weather from northern california through oregon up towards washington but central and southern california will certainly get some moisture as well. look at precipitation accumulation through the weekend. look at that. reds and purples indicating 10 to reason 12 inches of rainfall. that will cause massive flooding and unfortunately mudslides. flood advise risz are in -- advisories are in place as we head into the weekend. we have high wind warnings where winds could gust in excess of 80, 80 miles per hour. we'll continue to monitor from the fox news extreme weather center. jenna: a good head's up, jd thanks very much. >> okay. jon: as we told you former president g h.w. bush is hospitalized right now in houston being treated for bronchitis. we're told he is recovering nicely. we'll get update from a bush family spokesman next. jon: as we have
and more of this. california tried it in 2010. was not successful. it will resurface in california. a lot more states will follow. >> they can get tax revenue from it. it's big money. >> big, big money. colorado and jeffrey marin is estimating colorado and washington will each bring in about $50 to $60 million in tax revenue and that's not only that. enforcement savings. $47 million you don't have to run down people. $74 million in colorado. $99 million being saved in washington. then as i was saying earlier there's all this potential tourism. denver, colorado. you have more -- >> the new amsterdam. >> in fact there's an area in denver that i did a lot of reporting from called ramsterdam. there's more dispensaries than starbucks. states are going to look at this much as many have looked at gambling and said hey maybe we can make some money. >> more pot than starbucks pap lot of what we hear about pot it's small business, individual farms. is it possible we could end up with big pot? >> you could. i mean, you think about the infrastructure that's already in the place with a lot of big agr
votes. the open seat in california 26. we don't know what will happen there. 100% are in california. mary bono mack is behind. will she join her husband coming an ex-member of congress. bilbray is behind with 100% reporting in california. as we mentioned already, incumbent allen west is behind in florida 18 with all the votes supposedly counted. representative menechek is leading. that appears to be a couple thousand votes apart. mike mcintyre, will he be one of the few blue dogs that remains? he has a small lead. there will be a run-off for one house seat in louisiana, the third district. it will be between two republicans there. but if all those leads hold, nbc news is current ly projecting they could pick up eight seats in the house again. yes, we know all those 100%. mail ballots particularly out in the state of california so we'll see but if all leads hold it's a net pickup of eight seats for the democrats in the house. there's a lot more to come on this special two-hour post-election edition of "the daily rundown." i'm basically going on no sleep so you never know what i'm goi
-to-face held to navigate of this. the enrollment process, the state of california loan. here we go. california alone as ties they will need 25,000 reps' speaking as many as 13 languages to run their insurance exchange. think about that. furthermore, there is no one size fits all exchange. different states with different insurance markets in different eligibility requirements for medicaid. obamacare just keeps getting better. and we did not even get into the laws 20 different taxes that will cost taxpayers about $700 billion over just the next decade. obamacare. so far so good. the fiscal cliff negotiations under way. business leaders go to washington meeting republican and democratic house leaders. but is what is good for business really good for the country? the "a-team" next. the government tracking terrorists, criminals, and students. a texas school district wants to attract their students. big brother not a big hit with the students. protests are up in egypt over president more seize power grab. will the united states sit by quietly as he makes his move to become their leader? and is sure
marriages between a man and woman. it's also considering a challenge to prop 8, that's california's ban on same-sex marriage which voters approved in 2008. >>> listen up. we now know the identity of one of the two power ball jackpot winners. mark hill is the owner of $294 million. he bought his ticket in missouri. he confirmed on facebook saying quote, we are truly blessed, we are lucky winners of the power ball. his son talked about the moment his dad broke the good news. >> i keep thinking i'm going to wake up and think man, i had the craziest dream. he got a phone call this morning. he was toyic sounding. he was like it was us. i'm happy for him. he worked hard in his life. he won't have to anymore. >> very happy for him? for us, dude. you are his son. this surveillance video may show a winner. people at this maryland gas station say a man walked in to check his ticket and started freaking out. they say he told them he bought the ticket in arizona. >>> cops in columbus, ohio believe they won 1 million bucks. they bought their ticket at this gas station. once the ticket is validated,
? >> you know, they definitely want him, you can see that. in fact, senator feinstein of california, who is head of the senate intelligence committee, wants him, is hoping that he would testify as early as friday. he was scheduled to testify this week. in fact, i believe it was thursday. that's not happening. but, you know, youf got two things. one is they believe that the information that he has, obviously, would be valuable. and, in fact, in some cases they would say crucial. the other thing is there are allegations by some republicans that the timing of his stepping down and all of his scandal is connected to the investigation. now that is surmisal on their part. that's allegations. there certainly is a lot of interest in getting him up there to tell what he knows. >> jill dougherty, reporting live for us this morning. >>> it has been eight months since the president has held a news conference at the white house. as you know, a lot has happened since then. attacks in benghazi, re-election, fiscal cliff we're getting very close to. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us now.
to california. her family would like to go back. she might still around again because -- she raised $215 million. she is the house's biggest fund- raiser. >> we will end up with a more polarized congress. steny hoyer is more moderate. he is an institutional -- has been around for decades and represents a lot of the new democrats. the big question will be, will party, a caucus dominated by liberals and i would say democrats are much more liberal than your average democrat around the country. will they tolerate steny hoyer who they do not see as one of their own? they see him as a compromiser. >> the white house has been ignoring -- democrats have been an afterthought. if they had a leader, there would have more muscle. >> one thing that i find interesting to watch is when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, you have a house that is not budging and testing republican. which means that how frustrated that american people are about the non action, about the tea party. this means that i think barack obama should be on the losing end of this campaign because the american people want a ch
moving forward? tune in tomorrow for a fox news exclusive. california senator dianne feinstein weighs in his resignation. she oversees the nation 16 intelligence agencies. >> gregg: another major story we're following this hour, slow pace of storm recovery efforts in the northeast. 12 days after sandy, some residents saying they are not receiving any help from fema or even the red cross. with such widespread devastation residents are dealing without basic services. that before the storm they took for granted. >> no water. no heat. no lights, garbage not being picked up. garbage, halfway. garbage thrown everywhere. smell. the environment out here is terrible as far as smelling. odor is horrendous. it's depressing. >> gregg: anna is covering this live at staten island. >> we are 300 yards from the water at one of six dumping stations around staten island. we have been watching this debris pile up for two weeks in the nor'easter that hit last week. it did slow the crews. it's quite an active scene behind me today. a sign of progress being made. that is good sign. also hundreds of volunte
. in california the stunning fact they have 86 million a year, the taxpayers are providing for health care on just wal-mart employees and 144 million -- i'm sorry, much larger, 730 in taxpayer funded health care per employee we are funding in california. nearly 2,000 per wal-mart emmy ployee the taxpayers are paying and that gives us an advantage over mom and pop stores. >> think about the assumption of people who use food stamps it's always they are lazy individual who don't work hard. many of the people work 40 hours a week. why would you have -- you are workinga a futime job why aren't you getting paid enough money to take care of yourself. >> and they want hope to work on thanksgiving. the unions who created the weekend and child labor laws and created things so they would have a holiday and they don't care about the people, they care about the botop line. >> target is trying to get them to work on thanksgiving as well. and a petition on that as well. >> occupy strikes back in a new way. they are working with the banks to get r
at home and around the world. joining me now, though, is democratic congresswoman karen bass of california, a member of the house foreign affairs committee. she is among the democrats including president obama who have been defending ambassador rice. congresswoman, it's great to have you here. you are among a dozen democratic female members of the house who held a news conference last friday saying the criticism of ambassador rice smacks of sexism and racism. this letter that has come out now with 97 seconds on it of house members does include female elected leaders. it also does include minority elected leaders. why do you feel that it smacks of sexism and/or racism? >> first of all, thomas, let me begin by offering my condolences to the families, because they're going through their first holiday season without their family members and yet their family members are being used as a political football and i am very saddened by that. i have to tell you that, you know, we have many house democrats who are signing a letter, within 4 hours close to 60 democrats who signed a letter in support of
enough four schools in california, two in oregon and two in washington. so geography was important, academics were important and competitive levels were important. now the landscape has changed completely. geography has been thrown out completely. academics have been thrown out completely and, to some degree, competitive levels have been thrown out completely because it's all about what schools can make you the most t.v. dollars and a conference and what conferences can make schools the most t.v. dollars. that's the unifying force now. >> brown: so it's dollars and television. particularly in football, right? >> exactly. a all of those thing changes that have happened over a period of ten years now, because it began when the a.c.c. raided the big east for virginia tech, miami and boston college to improve itself as a football conference to get more t.v. dollars for football. it is about football because basketball actually5/h2y at most schools nets more dollars because the cost is less. but the potential in football because of television dollars is far greater so all of these moves
is the challenge to california's proposition 8, the voter approved measure that was passed in 2008 that ended gay marriage in california. two lower courts have said it's unconstitutional and we're waiting to see if the supreme court will take that case, as well. we should know as you say any minute. >> let's go back to the defense of marriage act here because this is especially interesting considering the president of course earlier this year came out in support of same-sex marriage and orders eric holder not to defend doma in court. who is going to defend doma before the high court? >> it's actually already happened because in the federal appeals courts when the justice department said it couldn't anymore defend a law because it concluded it was unconstitutional, house republicans stepped into carry on the legal battle and they are already here in the supreme court asking the court to take these cases. so they would defend the law. >> pete williams our man at the supreme court and we should note if there is a development here during this hour, of course pete will come back and we'll break it liv
hour. flood watches and warnings in affect across southern oregon and northern and central california where the forecasters are warning the waves could reach up to 15'. great conditions for surfing but it is much too dangerous to swim. our chief meteorologist is for this. i have not seen anything this bad for a long-term. rick: and this is the second batch this month. we had northern areas with 10" of rain a couple weeks ago and now they are getting another 10" and maybe another 8" or 10" so big flooding concerns in central california toward lake tahoe to around santa barbara and heavy rain overnight with us all day. it will break up and we will have a reprieve for 24 hours and then we start to see this kick in. this upper level disturbance pulls in the moisture from around hawaii, a rich, tropical moisture, and it will continue. the next big bout comes in on sunday so there is a clearing and we will have heavy rain again. some spots, maybe up to 12" of rain, and it is not a cold event and we are not talking huge snow accumulation on the passes so the roads are okay toward lake tahoe
me take you into it. this morning, by far the worst weather all through california. i just read something that at some of the highest elevations in the mountains in california could get up to 100 inches of snow. 100 inches of snow over the next three to four days. crazy. it's raining hard this morning in san francisco to sacramento. san francisco, it's going to be a rainy three days. another big storm coming in saturday afternoon, saturday night. it's going to rain through sunday. you get a break monday, then another storm on tuesday. we have a lot of flooding concerns in the rivers in california in the days ahead. let me take you through the forecast as we go at it. this huge storm in the west, it's not going to move across the country. it's just going to stall out. if you're anywhere from denver to the east coast, don't expect a lot of wet weather this weekend. it should mostly be dry. and notice the temperatures. they're warming up in the middle of the country, and that will head east as we go throughout the weekend. so your friday forecast, really no airport concerns out the
of ballots are still being counted, 4 million in california alone. sometime today we think we will be officially the winter in florida. -- the winner in florida. as of right now, total turnout and number of voters has increased in colorado, iowa, minnesota, nevada, north carolina, and wisconsin. it looks like it decreased in 35 of 49 battleground states. the total turnout may be higher in 2008 when all the votes are finally counted. as we plan 4, total minority vote share increased to 28%. our coalition turnout, women made up about the same% of the electorate as in 2008. we got if you got% of women voters. for lots of reporting about youth turnout, they continue to turn out and take control of their future. in virginia, we increased our youth percentage. in florida, boating rates increased to 16%, and we got 61% in 2008 and 66% in 2012. african american turnout and support was as high or higher than ever. in ohio, african-americans increased from 11% to 15%. we got somewhere between 9% and 97% in every battle ground state. 71% of latino vote, the highest percentage of latino v
it comes to nontransportation, you'll never guess. who wants to guess? california. who would have thought. >> i would have thought new york. >> exactly. because of subwaist. but this is nontransportation. -- because of subways. but this is nontransportation. 40% of our energy consumption is hvac. heating and cooling buildings, build they be residential, commercial or factory. 35% is transportation. and california in 1978 passed building standards under then governor brown who was known partially for this in the doons burry as governor moonbeam but he got it passed. so every building in california had energy standards and it's made california very efficient. these are the kinds of things -- i said portman and sheheen have been compromising. my view, katrina -- sorry -- sandy gave some impetus to dealing with climate change. and i said in new york we're going to pay for climate change one way or another. we can pay for it after each natural disaster. we in new york have had 50 -- sorry -- we have had 300 or -- sorry. phrasing it wrong. we have had in the last three or four years we have had
in southern california. making their debut just in time for the holiday shopping season. the idea came from the cupcake vending machine, already a hit in beverly hills. caviar can be just as sweet says the vending machine's owner. is it about making it accessible to people? >> very accessible, convenient, at every price point. >> reporter: so it is caviar out of a vending machine in a shopping mall, but some say this just doesn't belong. >> reporter: owner david lenz says his caviar is served with more flair at his restaurant, not food court fudge. >> that's the part i don't get. i can see getting it, taking it home to have some champagne with it just on your lunch break? it doesn't add up. with a soda from the food court? >> exactly. >> reporter: we found plenty of caviar critics. >> would you put $500 in a machine? >> no. >> would you buy eggs out of a vending machine? much less fish eggs. >> reporter: but the flurries are buying for their daughter this christmas. a little luxury for the layman, conveniently dispensed just in time for the holidays. nothing too fishy about it. kyung lah, c
in france, exodus of millionaires in france and now the u.k.. dennis: and already has in california and new jersey. they blew up because of. cheryl: i am not going to stay in high tax states, i am going to texas where the taxes are more intuitive to them. dennis: we go with a flat tax we would eliminate $350 billion a year americans spent trying to avoid paying more taxes. that will go up in january. cheryl: it will be interesting. protesters in each of force the u.s. embassy in cairo to shut down. up-to-the-minute coverage ahead. dennis: it is illegal to smoke pot in two western states, but we will tell you why employers can still fire you for doing it. cheryl: that makes sense, right? would you pay more for vitamin c in showers or aromatherapy? we will talk to the man behind the stay well hotel concept. dennis: as we do every day this time, here is looking at her, why that the cme with that. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to sta
and kirkpatrick democratic candidate and jonathan hunton, a republican event in california 26th district also the democratic when julie of the tony strickland, the republican, and then also michigan first dan, the republican in a four way race is the victor in michigan first district. those are some of the races that have been called. there are a few other out standing once. go to our website come c-span.org, and then also as i told you yesterday in the presidential race, in florida has yet to be called here is the absentee ballot voting delay to push right on the floor of the election. we don't know where the 29 electoral votes will go but have made every outcome of the presidential election. back to the topic here. what was your message to washington? a lot of newspaper articles this morning about the fiscal the cliff and that is what faces -- >> we will leave this portion of this morning's washington journal now to go live to the american enterprise institute for panel discussions on the election with fox news channel commentator michael barone, inside out columnist norman borkenstein and
. >> by the way, california is where we are head audio california is almost, folks, a microcosm of where the country is headed. >> i mean if they are balkanized out there, it's a bunch of different states. the rich live in a few places and the rest of the state is dying. it's a shame, actually. >> in the future, it would be nice -- it would be nice if, i think -- if people felt like the party wasn't something that wasn't for them. i think the republican party has in the past been a brilliant party, when you bring up lincoln, that's a fantastic thing. but you have to keep in mind that we have evolved since then and the feel and look of america is changing and we all have to change -- we all have to do it. >> you have 72% of the country, right now, they are voting, they are white. the paik of their voting. it won't get much better than that. how are you going to reach out to the other groups of americans who are not part of that? >> republicans don't seem to want to get in touch with it at all. >> you mention benghazi, the president is going to be facing several hearings coming up in the h
society organizations which also features the involvement of the university of california san diego. working with the local communities to rethink and refrain the perceptions and understanding of neighborhood security so there are a lot of bottom-up approach is in changing the securities sector. in addition to the high level of policies that we have been discussing such as the initiatives for the police. >> okay. let's take this as our final question and then one more large question to pose to the panel before we break. >> my name is jason, an independent researcher and consultant on issues around policing and the conflict. my question is aimed primarily at bob and i will tweak it for to tunisia. i'm glad he mentioned his paper. it highlighted the problems and the challenges in libya conducting a light footprint and not the kosovo or afghanistan model with hundreds of thousands of people on the ground. and what sort of pushed the democratization and the ssr forward. so i guess the question for bob is what are the considerations to be engaged the conflict, post conflict ssr. what can
, congressman from california. they both gave thifr interpretations. peter king said petraeus said he didn't know who are on when the cia intelligence talking points were edited, and shift said that petraeus said that the reason they were edited was to protect classified information. now, i talked to a former cia counterintelligence official today who said that both of those aassessessments can't rea live in the same word, so maybe there's some misinterpretation of what petraeus said. you can't believe on the one hand petraeus didn't know why the talking points were edited and on the other he had a perfectly good explanation for why the points were edited. make we'll get more on that. i think that we have a deeper understanding here after today about why david petraeus so badly want upped to come out and set the record straight. he didn't want on record that cia intelligence was bad and that was the reason. so that "wall street journal" report we saw yesterday talking about petraeus in his final days at the cia really wanting to come out and talk publicly. we have a greater sense of why th
. it's moving onshore. heavy rain at that, through california. and actually a series of storms will bring days and days of rain with several inches of rain each day possible through the west coast. but look at the eastern half of the country, from the plains, all the way down into the southeast, up to the northeast, we are looking for a good deal of sunshine. but a closer look at some of the rain across san francisco, moving up into northern california. we will see pockets of heavy rain, and also some mountain snow. we could see several inches of mountain snow out that way through the course of the weekend, and into early next week. but across the east coast, we are going to see a lot of sunshine, temperatures topping out in the lower 50s, and then for your sunday forecast, basically a carbon copy of today, still pretty nice across the eastern half of the country, and still dealing with more heavy rains out west. alex? >> okay, dylan dreyer, many thanks for that. >>> beating the deadline. new confidence in washington about reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. al
and racist. standing right behind her was my next guest, california democratic congresswoman karen bass, who is also a member of the budget and foreign affairs committee. nice enough to wake up this early for us. good morning to you. >> thank you. thanks for having me on. good morning to you as well. >> obviously there is a lot being talked about with susan rice. 97 colleagues wrote a letter to president obama urging him not necessarily to push her nomination forward if it were to come up for secretary of state. do you think that that letter is based on racism and sexism? >> i think there are multiple issues and probably not. and i do think the letter is interesting. we started circulating a letter, too, and within 24 hours got over 60 signatures. and when we get started again, i know we can go above that. it makes no sense to have signature gathering wars from the house when we have no say over the nomination but, you know, i think about it this way. our ambassador who is still the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. is in the middle of dealing with the gaza crisis, the crisis in syria, the crisis
and gentleman, the senator from the state of california, the honorable dianne feinstein. >> mr. speaker, leader pelosi, mrs. bush, leader reed, leader mcconnell, secretary of state hillary clinton and my colleagues in government, this is a special day to honor a special person in a special place. for many years, i have followed the tragedies and victories of this uncommonly courageous and persistent woman. in 1988, she quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma, creating the national league for democracy. elections followed in 1990, where her party won 80% of the seats. that joy quickly turned to tragedy. the military junta nullified the election and arrested aung san suu kyi. she would spend the better part of two decades under house arrest, unable even to visit her dying has been -- husband. in 1996, i recall being approached to sponsor a burma sanctions bill. sanctions were only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell later became one of aung san suu kyi's chief advocates in the senate and we continued to work on behalf of the people in burma. in 2003, following an assassina
learned was to love work. >> chris: she grew up on a farm in california, making enough from raising cattle to send herself to college. >> i'm really happiest when i am engaged and working and ♪ >> relegated to a group of people meeting in secret, plotting, some sort of scheme that they think is best for america. >> the fiscal cliff is not going to happen. so the ceiling, is not going to fall. >> chris: senators jeff session and congressman charlie rangel on prospects for avoiding the fiscal cliff and we're back with the panel. liz is charlie rangel right, the sky is not falling and the fiscal cliff will not happen. >> i don't want to say charlie rangel is right. look, i think the potential damage done by going off the fiscal cliff is so significant, that i would hope that even in the town that is divided right now, people will be able to come together to avoid it. what concerns me now, is that the whole terrain we're on is the argument about whether or not we should raise taxes, on the upper income earners, to get us through the end of the year, when the argument really ought to be, is t
intelligence committee. the california democrat dianne feinstein said she asked the government accountability office to look into whether american prisons would handle detainees and she says the answer jevment gao report makes clear prison does exist in the united states operated by the defense and the justice department capable of holing the 166 detainees that remain at guantanamo bay in an environment that meets the security requirements. there is one problem. congress passed a law that bans the transfer of detainees to the united states and virginia republic congressman frank wolf says and i quote: these events should serve as a wakeup call to the american public that terrorists like khalid sheikh mohammed who confessed to his involvement in the plotting of the 9/11 attacks on the united states could one day appear in courtrooms on american soil. the army private accused of leaking classified information to wikileaks web sight took the stand today and testified he thought he was doomed to die in custody. private bradley manning or brad ass 87 as he identified himself online has been testif
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